Human Rights Watch expresses increased concerns at the continuing targeting by the Egyptian authorities of journalists, human rights defenders, and youth activists, while another Al Jazeera reporter is arrested.
The media reports that President Mubarak's son Gamal resigns as head of the National Democratic Party bureau. Secretary Safwat el-Sharif and the six-member Steering Committee of the General Secretariat also resign.
Head of antiquities Zahi Hawass says ancient artifacts at the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo are safe from looters but could still be damaged by the potential collapse of NDP headquarters which was gutted by fire yesterday.
Vice President of the United States Joe Biden attracts criticism for his refusal to refer to Mubarak as a "dictator", instead describing him as "an ally of ours in a number of things and he's been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interests in the region: Middle East peace efforts, the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing the relationship with Israel".